Cardinals remain tied for first in 2-4A


Dollarway earned its 20th win of the season Friday night, but had to hold on after leading by 14 points to defeat Heber Springs 54-46 in boys basketball at Dollarway Fieldhouse.

Jeremiah Young led the winning Cardinals (20-2, 11-1 in 2-4A Conference) with 15 points. Nicholas Dickson added 10, Joshua Liddell contributed nine and Kabion Ento and DeAaron Adway each had seven points.

Dollarway remains tied for first place with Lonoke in the 2-4A after Lonoke defeated Newport on Friday. Lonoke plays Marianna today.

Dollarway will host Batesville Southside on Tuesday.

Bryant 65, Pine Bluff 51

BRYANT — K.J. Hill totaled 26 points and Bryant (14-9, 4-5 in 7A/6A-South) avenged a loss at Pine Bluff last month in stunning the Zebras (9-8, 5-3).

The Zebras were tied with Little Rock Fair for second place in the conference going into Friday’s game.

The Hornets broke a 14-all tie after one period to lead 28-25 at halftime and 46-33 after three periods.

Darrian Kee led Pine Bluff with 16 points. Rickey Clements added 15 and Tyrone Payne had 10.

Pine Bluff will play at Lake Hamilton on Tuesday.

McGehee 69, Drew Central 67, OT

McGEHEE — Marcus Miller scored on a putback with about 2 seconds left, and Drew Central had no timeouts left to stop the clock as McGehee remained unbeaten in 8-3A Conference play.

Drew Central led 39-35 at halftime. The game was tied at 60 at the end of regulation.

McGehee (16-2, 7-0 in 8-4A) was led by Zachary Ellis with 23 points. Maurice Hudson scored 18 and Miller contributed with 13 points.

Drew Central (17-9, 4-2), which has lost both of its conference games to McGehee in close calls, was led by Jerelle Binns with 21, Dilly Binns with 19 and Demarius Thomas with 13.

McGehee will play at Camden Harmony Grove on Feb. 8.

Star City 61, Warren 53

WARREN — The Bulldogs outscored the Lumberjacks 16-7 in the third quarter to break a 27-all tie and went on to post an eight-point victory.

Reshod Davis and D.J. Pace each had 15 points to lead Star City (14-7, 7-3 in 8-4A). Tony Matthews added 14 points.

Darveon Brown scored a game-high 20 and Ryan Clary registered 14 for Warren (9-7, 4-6), which remains 1 1/2 games behind Hamburg for the fourth and final seed from the conference in the South Regional later this month.

Star City will host second-place Dumas and Warren will play at league-leading Monticello on Tuesday.

Monticello 53, Hamburg 21

HAMBURG — The Billies (20-2, 10-0 in 8-4A) enjoyed a solid defensive game in a rout of the Lions (8-9, 5-4).

Torry Butler scored 18 points and Christian Robertson knocked down 15 for Monticello.

Dumas 65, DeWitt 59

DUMAS — Four players scored in double figures as Dumas defeated DeWitt on Friday night.

Martavian Ward led Dumas (13-7, 8-2 in 8-4A) with 15 points. Lonzo Randolph, James Spinks and Dontarius Stovall all contributed with 12 points.

Diante Hicks scored 19 points for DeWitt.

Dumas will play at Star City on Tuesday.

El Dorado 70, Sheridan 62

SHERIDAN — The Yellowjackets lost 70-62 to the Wildcats on Friday night.

Chris Whitman led Sheridan (13-11, 2-7 in 7A/6A South) with 18 points while Dylan Morris contributed with 16 points. Damon Padgett chipped in with six.

Sheridan will play at conference leader Benton on Tuesday.

GIRLS

McGehee 56, Drew Central 54, 2OT

McGEHEE — Twice Drew Central scored a basket to extend the game, but the Lady Pirates (16-9, 4-2 in 8-3A) turned the ball over on their final possession as the Lady Owls (9-7, 4-3) — who were in a tie with Camden Harmony Grove and Fordyce for second in the conference — came away with the victory.

Lindee Eubanks hit a two-point basket with about 3 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 43. Late in the first overtime, freshman Sierra Gardner knocked down a three to knot the game at 50 and send it to double overtime.

In the final 4 minutes, McGehee made a layup and four free throws, including one with 7.4 seconds left to take a 56-54 lead. But Drew Central committed a turnover as time ran out.

Drew Central’s Aaliyah Block had a game-high 27 points. She was aided by Gardner with nine points and Kari Melton with eight.

Shakyla Begnaud led McGehee with 18 points.

McGehee hit 9 of 19 free throws in the two overtime periods. Drew Central converted 5 of 8.

Star City 52, Warren 36

WARREN — Star City (19-4, 10-0 in 8-4A) gradually opened up a 9-8 lead after one period to remain unbeaten in the league.

Tyeshia Harris had 18 points and Jaida Harden scored 10 to lead Star City. For Warren, Chakendra Roberson scored 14 and Shamiqua Pickett netted 11.

Hamburg 44, Monticello 41

HAMBURG — The Lady Lions, now 4-5 in the 8-4A, stunned the Lady Billies (11-10, 7-3 in 8-4A), who were a game ahead of Dumas for second place going into Friday’s action.

Erin Campbell had 11 points and Kiara Bolden added eight for Monticello, which trailed 23-16 at halftime.

Fordyce 56, Strong 28

STRONG — Lacie Hulse had 22 points, nearly matching Strong’s total, and Tyniesha Brazil added nine in leading the Lady Bugs (17-9) past the Lady Bulldogs in nonconference action.

In boys play, Fordyce beat Strong 52-44, but no statistics were available.